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    Episode 42 | 

    May 16, 2024

    Digitizing Construction Sites

    In this episode of The Construction Revolution Podcast, we are joined by Aviv Leibovici, CPO & Co-Founder of Buildots, and a veteran of Israel's elite Talpiot unit. Aviv brings an unparalleled mix of military discipline, technological innovation, and visionary entrepreneurship to the construction industry.  Join host Steven Rossi as he delves into Aviv's remarkable journey from an esteemed educational background in computer science to the groundbreaking establishment of Buildots. Discover how Aviv and his team are revolutionizing the construction world with AI-driven technology that transforms construction sites into digitized environments for real-time tracking and decision-making. This episode offers a deep dive into how Buildots' platform is influencing major construction projects worldwide, enhancing efficiency, and redefining traditional construction methodologies.  Don't miss this episode to learn about the fusion of AI, computer vision, and construction management through the lens of Aviv Leibovici's unique experience and vision. This conversation is a treasure trove of insights for anyone fascinated by the intersection of technology and construction, and it underscores why Aviv's leadership at Buildots is pivotal for the future of the construction industry. 

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    Episode 41 | 

    May 2, 2024

    The Concrete Approach to Cybersecurity Challenges

    In the fourth episode of the “Building Better with AI” mini-series, host Sarah McGuire delves into “The Concrete Approach to Cybersecurity Challenges” with special guest Andy Barnes, CIO, Blue Dot Readi-Mix.   Explore a multitude of cybersecurity aspects within the concrete industry as they unravel misconceptions surrounding IT, emphasizing its broader scope beyond technology and virtual meetings. Drawing from his years of experience, Andy sheds light on the current evolving security threats and shares insights into navigating them within the ready-mix concrete industry.   Join Sarah and Andy as they discuss cybersecurity best practices, offering practical tips to safeguard concrete operations and data. They further explore the transformative potential of AI, envisioning its role in cultivating a secure environment within our industry.  Tune in now to gain valuable insights into strengthening your cybersecurity stance in today’s digital landscape!  

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    Episode 40 | 

    April 18, 2024

    The Realities of Mix Optimization

    In this third episode of the “Building Better with AI” mini-series, host Sarah McGuire leads an insightful discussion on “The Realities of Mix Optimization” with the distinguished Heather Brown, Ph.D., VP, Quality Control and Quality Assurance, Irving Materials.  Delving into the educational realm of the concrete industry, the conversation contrasts classroom teachings with the dynamic challenges of real-world applications. Dr. Brown sheds light on the fundamental shifts she’s observed in industry perspectives over the years, unveiling the evolving nature of optimization.   Throughout the episode, Sarah and Dr. Brown confront current challenges, from navigating diverse markets to limitations in testing practices, and discuss the need for evolving methodologies. Drawing from her extensive experience, Dr. Brown highlights the potential of AI in bridging these gaps and empowering informed decision-making.   Don’t miss this insightful episode delving into the intricacies of mix optimization. Tune in now and gain valuable insights into enhancing your concrete practices!  Episode 7 Dr. Heather Brown

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    Episode 39 | 

    April 4, 2024

    The Power of Data in Construction

    In the second episode of our “Building Better with AI” mini-series, host Sarah McGuire explores “The Power of Data in Construction” with Alex Leblond, EVP Client Strategy and Industry Partners of Marcotte.   Join Sarah and Alex as they delve into the dynamic world of construction data, unravelling the complexities of on-premises systems and shedding light on the industry’s journey toward technological advancement. Gain valuable insights into the challenges of acquiring and processing data and discover how innovative solutions are reshaping traditional practices.  Guided by Alex’s extensive experience at Marcotte, this episode offers a comprehensive exploration of the past, present, and future of data in construction. From discussing the evolution of batching systems to the transformative potential of AI, this conversation delves into the pivotal role of data in driving efficiency, sustainability, and profitability.   Don’t miss this enlightening episode as we continue our mission to build better with AI!  

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    Episode 38 | 

    March 21, 2024

    The Road to Optimization

    In this thrilling debut episode of our “Building Better with AI” mini-series, dive into the dynamic world of concrete innovation with the visionary Co-Founder and CTO of Giatec, Aali Alizadeh, Ph.D. Dr. Alizadeh shares captivating insights into the challenges facing the concrete industry and how Giatec® SmartMix™ offers transformative solutions. From tackling overdesign to breaking down data silos, discover how SmartMix is reshaping concrete management practices with its cutting-edge AI technology. Join host Sarah McGuire as she delves into the narrative behind SmartMix’s groundbreaking journey, uncovering its revolutionary impact on concrete mix management and optimization. This is just the beginning! Stay tuned for exciting insights into the future of construction as we tease upcoming episodes that promise to push the boundaries of innovation even further. Listen in now and join us as we embark on a thrilling journey to build better with AI! Ready to unlock your concrete advantage? Learn more about SmartMix.  

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    Episode 37 | 

    February 1, 2024

    AI Powered Construction Estimating

    In this episode of The Construction Revolution Podcast, we are joined by Patrick Murphy, Founder of Togal.AI, and former Florida congressman. Patrick brings a unique blend of political insight, construction industry experience, and tech entrepreneurship to the table.  Join host Steven Rossi as he explores Patrick’s extensive background in melding the worlds of construction and advanced AI technology, particularly in the field of AI-driven estimating. Discover how Patrick’s journey from the construction site to the halls of Congress and back to tech entrepreneurship is redefining construction estimating. Don't miss this episode to gain valuable insights into the future of AI in construction and why Patrick’s unique blend of experiences makes this a must-listen for anyone interested in the cutting edge of building technology.   

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